IR 224 Domestic Politics and International Relations

Political Science Field: Associated Courses
International Relations Track: Global Security (A), Governance of Nations (C)
This course is archived. It will not be offered again.


Spring 2010 — TR 14:00-15:15

Course Syllabus

How do domestic politics affect - or not affect - the initiation of war, the conduct of diplomacy or willingness to sign international agreements? For, example, why do democracies tend not to fight each other but do fight non-democracies? Are rightist parties more aggressive than leftist ones? And, is transparency an advantage in international interactions?